Share your art

Help us celebrate the city’s creativity by sharing your artwork in a virtual exhibition: The People’s Gallery. Every month we’ll choose a new topic and show some artwork from the city’s collection to give you inspiration. Then it’s your turn to create a new work of art and send us a photo of your creation! The submissions will be featured on our website and social media channels.

Every month we’ll change the work on show in the gallery and announce the next topic.

The People’s Gallery is open to submissions from everyone – whatever your age or experience. You can use any materials and techniques you like, including drawing, painting, collage, models, textiles and photography.

This month: A few of my favourite things

In any medium you like, share with us some of your favourite things – either from home or further afield.

The below is a still life from Dora Malcolm from the museum collection. Books featured heavily in her works, so we wonder whether they were among her favourite things.

Now it’s your turn to get creative. Make a piece of art showing off your favourite things, then email a photo of your masterpieces to

The deadline for entries is 20 July.

The exhibition of favourite things at The People’s Gallery will be on show from 23 July.

We’ll let you know the topic for the next exhibition on 21 July.

Happy making!